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Challah Bread – Will it Live Up to the Hype?

Challah is a special Jewish braided egg bread that’s eaten on the Sabbath and certain special holidays. It’s not fussy to make and can be prepared and baked up in just a few hours.

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I’m not a fan of false advertising. I get 3 or 4 emails a day from stores, clothing companies, etc. Nothing ticks me off more then seeing a cute outfit on an add put out by or for clothing, and when you go to look for the merchandise … not there. (No, not sold out. Simply, not something they sell).

With food its even more annoying. Today there were a billion tweets about how taco bell meat isn’t really meat. Well, duh. But what’s shocking, is how far they are allowed to twist their advertising and what the FDA doesn’t seem to be really doing anything about. According to what I read today (sorry for not having a link), there is less then 36% meat in Taco Bells meat filling.

I even tried a small bite of a famous pastry line today and couldn’t help but realize… it wasn’t yummy! The BF can still kill an entire box, but I couldn’t even make it through my taste.

Well, here’s something that does taste as good as it looks and you’ll feel rather rewarded when it’s all said and done. Take your 30% coupon off that!

Unbaked Challah dough


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Check out this braiding tutorial that was included in Full Circle Challah’s post from

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Let me just say, I kicked that challah’s ass and did a little happy dance all over my kitchen.

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Friday 26th of July 2013

I made this challah recipe for last week's shabbat along with my usual recipe (partly to have a taste test battle with my husband and partly in case it flopped) and it was a winner. My husband's exact words were "wow, this is awesome." So this recipe is officially our new shabbat recipe. I used bleached flour because that's what I have, does using unbleached flour do anything for the taste or texture? Thanks for the recipe! Also, I've never eaten food from taco bell, but I think the biggest problem is that wholesome, healthy food is too expensive for many people. So since it's cheap, consumers don't complain and they consume. We, unfortunately, live in a world where too many people have to settle for false advertizing because they can't afford to eat anything else. Hence the popularity of chains like Taco Bell, McDonalds, Burger King etc... When buying ingredients for a healthy meal is more expensive than getting cheap fake meat wrapped in more fake food, then you open the door to a lot of lies!


Saturday 27th of July 2013

I am happy to hear this recipe turned out for you. I am not sure what the difference between bleached and unbleached would do for baking. I really believe it may just be a preference when cooking. I know some people avoid bleached because of the process. But - I am not a baker by trade, so I am not sure if there is a technical reason for using one of the other.

Jackie (

Wednesday 16th of February 2011

The bread looks soft and moist. It'd be great in the morning or as afternoon snack or late night supper. Beautiful!


Monday 31st of January 2011

I love challah bread and yours looks divine! What a gorgeous color!

Maggie @ Vittles and Bits

Friday 28th of January 2011

WOW! This was definitely worthy of "a little happy dance" because it is absolutely gorgeous! I am very impressed!


Friday 28th of January 2011

Damn - nice job. You could always bring your left over to the house!!!